Definition of Context:

  1. Words and sentences that occur before or after a word or sentence and imbue it with a particular meaning.

  2. Background, environment, framework, setting, or situation surrounding an event or occurrence.

  3. Circumstances under which a document was created, including its function, purpose, use, time, the creator, and the recipient.

  4. The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.

Synonyms of Context

Circumstances, Conditions, Surroundings, Factors, State of affairs, Alentours, Ambiance, Ambience, Ambit, Background, Borderlands, Circle, Circuit, Circumambiencies, Circumjacencies, Circumstances, Compass, Entourage, Environing circumstances, Environment, Environs, Existing conditions, Frame of reference, Framework, Full particulars, Gestalt, Habitat, Ins and outs, Milieu, Neighborhood, Outposts, Outskirts, Perimeter, Periphery, Precincts, Purlieus, Set of conditions, Setting, Situation, Status quo, Structure, Suburbs, Surround, Surroundings, Total environment, Total situation, Vicinage, Vicinity, Whole picture

How to use Context in a sentence?

  1. Two women were have a conversation about a friend and based on the context of their conversation it can be assumed that the description of the friend was not a positive one.
  2. The context for the situation did not quite match the level of seriousness that Jane was using, and being oblivious to this fact, she was quite suprised when her sister told her to tune it down.
  3. The decision was taken within the context of planned cuts in spending.
  4. It is important to know the context of both sides of the story before giving an opinion on the matter, so the information is gather from multiple points of view.

Meaning of Context & Context Definition